Police cracking down on Xanax sales at pharmacies

Friday, 08 March 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Pattaya’s police are cracking down on pharmacies selling sedatives in order to curb the number of prostitutes drugging and robbing tourists.

At a Feb. 26 Police Administration Audit and Monitoring Committee, Pattaya Police Superintendent Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat said the Crime Suppression unit have been raiding drug stories selling Alprazolam, the generic version of Xanax used most often to drug tourists.

Suwan said traffic has been another top priority since he took over as police chief in December. Officers are focusing on rush-hour routes and have requested rubber cones and steel gates from city hall to manage the flow of cars and motorbikes.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome found no major issues with the police chief’s report and said any small matters would be discussed in private.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (left) listens in as Pattaya Police Superintendent Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat presents his report.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (left) listens in as Pattaya Police Superintendent Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat presents his report.

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